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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I would rather keep that money here in the US by investing in alternative energy than let it go to China and the Middle East. No matter which way we go, it will cost money. The only question is who do you want to pay it to?
    You know that only about 15% of our oil imports come from the middle east, right? Most of that is from Saudi Arabia.
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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    The question should be, do we go in debt to fund green energy or do we off set the money with cuts elsewhere?
    If we the taxpayers help finance "green energy", do we share in the profits (if any)?
    Private sector should pay for it. They are the ones who currently will reap the profits.
    No, there is NO question. We ARE going to go into debt. Again the question is do we go into debt to Americans, or do we go into debt to China and the Middle East. At least with the investment, the money stays in the US.
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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No, there is NO question. We ARE going to go into debt. Again the question is do we go into debt to Americans, or do we go into debt to China and the Middle East. At least with the investment, the money stays in the US.
    and this is what is wrong with the US. The borrowed money is coming from China and others.

    Do you manage your finances the way the feds are? The US cannot continue spending at the level we are.
    Private sector needs to step up.

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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    U.S. Solar has been very hard hit for some time now:

    "On one side are those who claim China has been illegally subsidizing and dumping its solar products in the U.S. market, forcing many American manufacturers into bankruptcy. These companies, mostly manufacturers of solar panels and related products, claim Chinese solar companies have benefited from government largesse in the form of free land and facilities, electricity and water, and low- or no-cost loans that keep prices for Chinese-made solar products artificially low. In addition, they claim these Chinese companies are illegally “dumping” their cheap solar panels into the American market, making it nearly impossible for U.S. manufacturers to compete."

    China's Solar Industry Should Be Held Accountable For Breaking Trade Laws | ThinkProgress
    So what. China does this with everything including shoes and toys. The question is; do cheap foreign solar panels hurt us?. While they may prevent a few U.S. jobs from being created (now) they offer 'below market price' access to the product for our use and enjoyment. Are you for the more affordable benefits of solar power panels (if any) or are you for making them more expensive to create a few jobs?
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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    and this is what is wrong with the US. The borrowed money is coming from China and others.

    Do you manage your finances the way the feds are? The US cannot continue spending at the level we are.
    Private sector needs to step up.
    I pretty much agree with you on that, but the way China is manipulating it's markets unfairly, the private sector here cannot handle it alone. Of course, there is one other solution here. Heavy tariffs on China as a penalty for their manipulation, and if China responds tit for tat, we declare bankruptcy, and tell China we can no longer pay them. Yup, it's a nuclear option, but guess what? Our national debt would be almost erased. We've really got China over a barrel here. LMAO.
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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I pretty much agree with you on that, but the way China is manipulating it's markets unfairly, the private sector here cannot handle it alone. Of course, there is one other solution here. Heavy tariffs on China as a penalty for their manipulation, and if China responds tit for tat, we declare bankruptcy, and tell China we can no longer pay them. Yup, it's a nuclear option, but guess what? Our national debt would be almost erased. We've really got China over a barrel here. LMAO.
    And where will the single mother down the street, who has five kids, buy shoes for them?
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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    And where will the single mother down the street, who has five kids, buy shoes for them?
    Not from a place that uses child slavery. 'Ya see, children benefit here too.
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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not from a place that uses child slavery. 'Ya see, children benefit here too.
    shrug...

    I don't think she cares much about that...if she can't afford to buy shoes for her own children.
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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    In order for that to work, you will need to put tariffs on Chinese products. Which I am ok with. Many in fancy suits would not be.
    .....uh....
    "U.S. orders tariffs on Chinese solar panels
    Commerce Department announces the duties after a finding that Chinese solar panel makers 'dumped' their goods. If approved, the tariffs are expected to have a significant effect on the industry.
    May 18, 2012|By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration ordered tariffs of 31% and higher on solar panels imported from China, escalating a simmering trade dispute with China over a case that has sharply divided American interests in the growing clean-energy industry.

    The Commerce Department announced the stiff duties Thursday after making a preliminary finding that Chinese solar panel manufacturers "dumped" their goods — that is, sold them at below fair-market value."


    U.S. orders tariffs on Chinese solar panels - Los Angeles Times

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    Re: Romney-backed solar firm flops, Dems pounce

    What Romney does with his money is his businss, what obama does with mine is my business, apples oranges. Nice try dan, lol.

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